Notable Orders: 1890s

A selection of orders received towards the turn of the century

This page contains a précis of some of the more interesting orders received by the company during the period from 1890 to Dec 1893 from a variety of clients, many of whom were overseas, with brief details of equipment supplied.

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DateDescription of GoodsClientCountryOrder No.Order Value £Source
06/02/18902 sets of horizontal compound pumping enginesSwansea HarbourUKD7338/10/1/6
14/08/1890Hydraulic press, accumulator, intensifier, set of duplex pumps (possibly the first concrete slab press)Adamant, (Aberdeen?)UKD7338/10/1/6
11/11/1890Portable riveters and accumulator,Cape of Good Hope Rly Co.South AfricaD7338/10/1/6
22/12/1890Portable hydraulic riveting machineGreat Northern Rly., DoncasterUKD7338/10/1/6
30/12/18901 set of duplex pumpsGloucester water WorksUKD7338/10/1/6
02/02/1891Rolling bridge machinery (for Barry Docks)H M Brunel (Henry Marc)UKD7338/10/1/6
16/02/18911 Tweddell stationary riveter of the Atlas typeAarhaus BusseDenmark2727D7338/10/1/6
26/02/1891Lancashire boilerGloucester bathsUKD7338/10/1/6
15/06/18911 patent flanger, 1 stationary hydraulic riveter, 1 set duplex pumping enginesJ Samuel White, East CowesUKD7338/10/1/6
18/12/18911 – 4HP Gas EngineCrystal Palace Electric Exhibition, LondonUKD7338/10/1/6
18/12/18911 – hydraulic stationary rivetterHarland & Wolff, BelfastIrelandD7338/10/1/6
00/01/1892Hire Gas Engine 100 HP at £20 per month with option to purchase for £400, the rent to be taken as part of purchase moneyGloucester Wagon Co. GloucesterUK(no order no. stated)D7338/10/1/7
14/01/1892Tube drawing press, effective piston area of 75 sq. in.Projectile Co. Ltd.UK3001760D7338/10/1/7
14/01/1892Tube drawing press, effective piston area of 50 sq. in. Cylinder & valves to be tested to a pressure of 3 tons/sq. inProjectile Co. LtdUK3002340D7338/10/1/7
12/02/18923 – stationary hydraulic rivetters with 6′ gap to close 5/16″ dia. hot steel rivets

2 – stationary hydraulic rivetters to close 3/8″ dia. hot steel rivets in tubes 12″ internal dia. x 6′ long

2 – stationary hydraulic rivetters to close 1/2″ dia. hot steel rivets in tubes 16″ internal dia. x 6′ long

3 – stationary hydraulic rivetters to close 5/8″ dia. hot steel rivets in tubes 17″ dia. x 6′ long

3 – patent multiple hydraulic punching machines

1 – set duplex steam pumping engines having 2 – steam cylinders 14″ dia. x 12″ stroke @ 70 psi steam to work 4 – single-acting pumps 2 1/2″ dia. x 12″ stroke against a water pressure of 1500 psi.

1 – hydraulic accumulator having ram 8″ dia. x 14′ 0″ stroke

3 – hydraulic jib cranes to lift 5 cwt, 4′ high x 10′ rake

1 – hydraulic ring punching machine to punch 5/8″ dia. holes in 3/8″ thick steel rings 10″ to 24″ dia. cold.

12 – pairs of punches and die bars

600 – punches for rivets per specification

600 – dies for punches per specification

12 strippers to suit the punch bars

1 pair of riveting snaps for each of the rivetters

1 – set of shear blade for the shearing machine

1 – set of leathers for each machine and valves, pumps, etc.

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total value £3,222-2s 8d

(equivalent to about £450K at 2016 prices)

16/02/1892One 16HP Gas Engine delivered fixed price, we taking their present Gas Engine in exchange.Western Counties, PlymouthUK125D7338/10/1/7
17/03/1892One ‘Piedboeuf’ Flanging Press for 8′ 6″ plates, main ram 16″ dia x 36″ stroke, wp 1500 psi Great Northern RailwayUK 3049650D7338/10/1/7
13/12/1892One hydraulic Flanging Press of the ‘Piedboeuf’ type as shown page 48, Catalogue 1882,Ugo Sapadnik Rly, Sud Quest577-10sD7338/10/1/7
14/02/18933-sets of geared pumping enginesHeenan & FroudeUK55D7338/10/1/7
14/02/1893Copy of letter ref. orders 55 & 56, Accumulators & Pumps for Blackpool TowerHammersley HeenanUKD7338/10/1/7
28/2/1893Supply and erection of a Footbridge across entrance to West Bute Docks, (Cardiff)Bute Estate Office AberdareUK 63424D7338/10/1/7
07/03/1893Pair of compound tandem pumping engines to pump 2,000 gal/m min. against 800 ft. head, steam pressure 100 psi.Castle Eden Coal Co. West Hartlepool UKfrom 743,750D7338/10/1/7
27/03/189314 HP Gas Engine to work with Taylor Gas, deliver to F. Lafond, Montalien, FranceA H CroisierFranceFF7,360D7338/10/1/7
17/04/1893Hydraulic Bender to take plates 13′ 1/2″ wide x 1 5/8″ thickWilhelmshaven,Germany102D7338/10/1/7
03/05/1893Patent Hydraulic Boiler Shell Bender to ‘cold’ bend 13′ 1/2″ wide x 1 5/8″ thick to 5 mtrs dia. boiler. 1500 psi WP.WilhelmshavenGermany1,420D7338/10/1/7
10/05/1893Tweddell 25 ton Stationary Hydraulic Rivetter made on halves and bolted together, having gap 5′ deep, for rivets 1″ dia. 2 – 25 ton Direct Acting Portable Rivetters 30″ gap x 15″ opening, 1500 psi WP., plus pumps and accumulator, etc.John Birch & Co.for China117 – 118 and stock686D7338/10/1/7
18/05/1893Various including 40 ton, 12′ gap Fixed Rivetter, 7′ Hydraulic Crane with 15′ Jib, Piedbouef Flanging Press, 30 ton Portable Rivetter with 5″ gap, 30 ton Smoke Box Tube Rivetter with 8″ gap and Compound Hanger, 25/17 ton, 2′ 2″ gap Frame Rivetter with automatic hanger, 3 – cranes, each to lift 1 ton, 4′ stroke x 28′ radius, set 2 – throw belt driven pumps 2″ dta. x 5′ stroke.Midland Railway Co. DerbyUK123-129 2,263 totalD7338/10/1/7
12/06/18932 – Piston Valves for actuating Blackpool Tower liftsHeenan & Froudedelivered Blackpool137D7338/10/1/7
08/06/18931 – Double-Operating ValveHeenan & Froudedelivered Blackpool143D7338/10/1/7
08/06/1893Piping for Blackpool liftsHeenan & Froudedelivered Blackpool144D7338/10/1/7
02/08/1893No.1 Dredger Hull, 41″ crs  W.I. Ladder & Friction Hoist, plus 3 – Friction HoistsSharpness New Dock & Glos & Birm. Nav. Co.delivered on their water178 & 268-271 (office order book)858D7338/10/1/7
09/11/1893Planing billiard table ironMillard (Mr?) Institute, GloucesterUK660D7338/10/1/8
21/12/1893One – 1 1/2 HP Gas Engine on Hire Purchase system, £10 when engine is fixed and £2 per month until engine is paid for.W.H. JonesUK85660D7338/10/1/8
22/12/1893One – Stationary Hydraulic Rivetter 6′ Gap x 75, 60 & 40T capacityRichard Garrett and Sons.UK624 T.S. Ltd. 1395275D7338/10/1/8
22/12/1893Water saving gear for existing Flanging m/c. plus “Competent Fitter @46/- per week of 54 hrs, including lodgings and out allowance. Rly fares extra” (Ed. highlight in inverted commas)Richard Garrett and Sons.UK79636D7338/10/1/8


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